Concert Picks From Across The Web - Nov. 20th

Concert Picks From Across The Web - Nov. 20th image


Keep up with all the suggested shows in one place.


Mountain Xpress' 'Smart Bets' - Nov. 17th:

Bombino (Nov. 20)

"Nomad is not just the name of Omara “Bombino” Moctar’s new album, produced by Dan Auberbach of The Black Keys; it’s also a description of the guitarist himself. He’ll perform at UNC Asheville on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. $5/$7/$12/$20."

Red June (Nov. 16)

"Bands are kind of like marriages, and local roots-music outfit Red June is about to commemorate five years together. That anniversary coincides with another piece of good news: The trio recently signed to Organic Records, a new eclectic Americana label from Crossroads Entertainment in Arden. The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Nov. 16. Amanda Anne Platt opens. 8 p.m., $10/$12."

Chet Faker (Nov. 17)

"His new single, “Melt,” is all swanky and sweaty and promises big things for Faker’s upcoming 2014 release. But first he opens for Bonobo (a regular visitor to Asheville) at The Orange Peel on Sunday, Nov. 17. 9 p.m., $20/$22" 

Cedric Burnside (Nov. 16)

"Drummer, guitarist and vocalist Cedric Burnside inherited the blues from patriarch and legendary bluesman R.L. Burnside — in the song "R.L. Burnside," Cedric sings about how his grandfather ("Big Daddy") bought him a drum kit when he was 16. Everything he does, now and forever, is in the memory of R.L., says Cedric. The Cedric Burnside Project makes two WNC stops this week: At 185 King Street in Brevard on Thursday, Nov. 14 (7 p.m., Riyen Roots also performs. $10/$15.; and at Pisgah Brewing on Saturday, Nov. 16 9 p.m., $10."



Asheville Scene's 'Hot Picks' - Nov. 20

Amy Grant (Nov. 15)

"Six-time Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Amy Grant will finally make her Asheville debut Friday at Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville. The popular performer is doing her big hits and material from her latest recording “How Mercy Looks From Here.” The concert will benefit MANNA Food Bank. Tickets are $35 and $55. Call 258-7900 or visit"

MANNA FoodBank CD Release Show (Nov. 18)

"Some of Asheville’s top singer-songwriters have cut an album and are donating the proceeds to MANNA Food Bank. “Wintry Mix” includes David Wilcox, Al Petteway and Amy White, Anne Lalley, Joe Ebel and many more. There’s a CD release show at 7 p.m. at the Lexington Avenue Brewery, but you can get the CD right now at Mast General Store." 

Mannheim Steamroller (Nov. 20)

"Mannheim Steamroller plays its unique instrumental Christmas classics at 8 p.m. at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Tickets: $57- $67 at or the U.S. Cellular Center. Look for the “charity” offer and enter the code “give,” and $10 of that ticket price will go to Toys for Tots."